10:15am, 5th February, 2006
On the A6, just Stockport-side of the Rising Sun junction
lots of people being friendly and handshaking, both before and after. No-one actually spoke to me properly though. There was an opportunity to stay for tea or coffee, but I didn't take it.
Probably around 150 people there, wide age range, but weighted towards the older end. Single figures of kids came in for a blessing at the end of communion, having been at Sunday school beforehand.
Type of Service:
Modern-language communion from printed service sheet. Led by the youngish curate (of South Asian extraction), wearing surplice & stole. A few bits sung, choir processed in.
Mostly fairly traditional stuff, played on an organ. There was a reasonable choir (robed) and the singing was ok.
A visiting chap from the Leprosy Mission (which is supported by the church) was speaking, seemingly from a different passage to the ones that had been read. Nothing heretical, but no real challenge.
ok, but didn't really grab me